Syed Talal Wasim

Computer Vision PhD Student
University of Bonn

About Me

I am a PhD student, currently affiliated with the Computer Vision Group at the University of Bonn, Germany. I am supervised by Professor Dr. Jürgen Gall, and am working in the domain of Long-Term Video Recognition and Anticipation.

Previously I was a researcher in computer vision, affiliated with the Intelligent Visual Analytics Lab (IVAL) at the Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI). I was supervised by Dr. Salman Khan.

I completed my master’s degree in Image Processing and Computer Vision (IPCV) funded by the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree (EMJMD) scholarship program. During the master’s program, I was fortunate to have interned at the Empathic Computing Lab supervised by Dr. Mark Billinghurst. I completed my master’s thesis in the CVLAB at EPFL supervised by Dr. Mathieu Salzmann.

I hold an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, with a minor in computer science, from Habib University in Karachi, Paksitan.

My previous website listing high-school, undrgraduate and graduate courses and projects can be found at talalwasim.weebly.com.

Research Interests



  1. Hardware Resilience Properties of Text-Guided Image Classifiers
    Syed Talal Wasim, Kabila Haile Soboka, Abdulrahman Mahmoud, Salman Khan, David Brooks, Gu-Yeon Wei
    NeurIPS, 2023.

  2. Video-FocalNets: Spatio-Temporal Focal Modulation for Video Action Recognition
    Syed Talal Wasim*, Muhammad Uzair Khattak*, Muzammal Naseer, Salman Khan, Mubarak Shah, Fahad Shahbaz Khan
    ICCV, 2023.

  3. Self-regulating Prompts: Foundational Model Adaptation without Forgetting
    Muhammad Uzair Khattak*, Syed Talal Wasim*, Muzammal Naseer, Salman Khan, Ming-Hsuan Yang, Fahad Shahbaz Khan
    ICCV, 2023.

  4. Vita-CLIP: Video and text adaptive CLIP via Multimodal Prompting
    Syed Talal Wasim, Muzammal Naseer, Salman Khan, Fahad Shahbaz Khan, Mubarak Shah
    CVPR, 2023.

  5. Toward Automatic Typography Analysis: Serif Classification and Font Similarities
    Syed Talal Wasim, Romain Collaud, Lara Défayes, Nicolas Henchoz, Mathieu Salzmann, Delphine Ribes
    Journal of Data Mining in Digital Humanities (JDMDH), 2023.

  6. Using Facial Micro-Expressions in Combination With EEG and Physiological Signals for Emotion Recognition
    Nastaran Saffaryazdi, Syed Talal Wasim, Kuldeep Dileep, Alireza Farrokhi Nia, Suranga Nanayakkara, Elizabeth Broadbent, Mark Billinghurst
    Frontiers in Psychology, 2022.
  7. Sim-to-Real Transfer for Object Detection and Localization on Animals
    Syed Talal Wasim, Syed Nouman Hasany, Kainat Abbasi, Huda Feroz, Anisa Aisha Ahmed, Mudasir Hanif Shaikh, Muhammad Farhan
    CVPR 2021, CV4Animals Workshop


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